May 20th 1941: The German invasion begins On 20 May 1941 the Germans activated the operation "Mercury". Landing among or near concealed the allies defensive positions, the paratroops and the glider's staff suffered extremely heavy casualties. Survivors of the battle managed to establish a foothold on the island, but at the end of the first day the German position was...
Early in the morning bombers are hitting the island hard for hours! And then silence... Suddenly the sky is full of multi-color parachutes. Soldiers looked like puppets! The people of Crete and its defenders could not believe that this is true! It was 20th of May 1941. This was the start of what is known as the Battle for...
The previous Friday I was lucky to meet four extraordinary people and tour with them around the battlefields of Chania. These two couples from Australia and New Zealand made my day!! We started from the area of Maleme, as usual and we spent more than 1.5 hour on the hill 107, right above the airfield of Maleme, where the German...
Tour Highlights Visit the Maleme airfield from above and Tavronitis historical bridge Discover the battle of Galatas War monuments around the area of the battle Explore the WWII exhibitions in small museums and secret shelters Visit the German and Allies war cemeteries Ports and key locations of South Crete Discover the great escape of the allies after the battle ...
Tour Highlights Visit the Maleme airfield from above and Tavronitis historical bridge Discover the battle of Galatas War monuments around the area of the battle Explore the WWII exhibitions in small museums and secret shelters Visit the German and Allies war cemeteries Analytic details about the historical battle of Crete Chauffeured private tour ensures a more relaxing and personal...